Peta ready to share her artistic world
PETA Lepski is ready to tell her story and Screenworks Createability has turned out to be the perfect vehicle for her to share her life as an artist, dancer, singer and puppet maker.
Createability is funded by Screen NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and aims to increase the profile of NSW artists with a disability.
Andy Bambach from In Your Face productions is one of three filmmaking teams working with local artists and considers it a rare privilege to share Peta's world.
"It's been a fantastic process working with Peta as she is such a creative artist and has made hundreds of puppets each with their own individual stories," he said.
"She also draws, paints and dances as well as being a musician."
Her world is very colourful and vibrant and exciting, it's very humbling to have access into her world.
Peta originally lived in Byron Bay later moving to Ballina after the death of her mother.
"It has been wonderful to have Andy making this film about me," she said.
"I have been waiting a long time for other people to know about what I am doing with my life."
Peta is part of an integrated dance and creative arts group called Little Dragons, run by Susie Whiteman.
"We have developed a great friendship and it's been very positive for all of us," said Ms Whiteman.
All films in the Createability will be seen later this year on ABC Open.